Brian Edwards

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Despite holes in process, universities nationwide continue use of search firms

Finding an executive-level administrator to fill an open position at a university comes at a cost. Some officials say schools lack means to conduct large-scale searches to find the perfect fit, which can take months and lag on for even longer if candidates don’t accept an offer. So nationwide, colleges turn to companies to track down and vet candidates, in order to expedite what can otherwise be a long and tedious process.


Paying for potential

Finding an executive-level administrator to fill an open position at a university comes at a cost.     Some officials say schools lack means to cond


Union dues raise concern with faculty

Discussions on union dues have surfaced as University of Minnesota faculty members wait for the state to declare eligible members for the upcoming union vote.  


Leg. preps for paid leave

Workers throughout the state could receive more support from their employers when caring for a newborn, a child or an ill family member.     At a press conference Monday, state politicians announced plans to introduce the 2016 Paid Family and Medical L


Campus speech debated

Debates over free speech on campus may soon see faculty taking a definitive stance.     Amid nationwide discussion about free speech on college campuses, some University of Minnesota faculty members are working to craft a document about free speech tha


Admins revise guidelines for outdoor use

In the past, megaphones on campus had to be accompanied by a permit.     Soon, groups will be allowed to use one bullhorn outside without having to apply to do so, as part of a set of changes to University of 


K-12 honors access has implications

Students of color are underrepresented in gifted student programs nationwide, and a new study points to a lack of diversity in teachers as one reason for the gap.     Vanderbilt University researchers studied the number of students of color in gifted p